Sociology: Social Theory

  • Critical Urban Theory, Common Property, and “the Political”

    Desire and Drive in the City

    By Dan Webb

    Dan Webb explores an undervalued topic in the formal discipline of Political Theory (and Political Science, more broadly): the urban as a level of political analysis and political struggles in urban space. Because the city and urban space is so prominent in other critical disciplines, most notably,…

    Hardback – 2017-05-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Deciphering Goffman

    The Structure of his Sociological Theory Revisited

    By Ramon Vargas Maseda

    Challenging the ‘classical’ conception of Goffman’s sociology, this book offers a new interpretation based on a comprehensive examination of previous interpretations and critical assessments of Goffman’s work. Epistemologically, the book acknowledges the important but overlooked influences of both…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Postmortal Society

    Towards a Sociology of Immortality

    Edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen

    Throughout history mankind has struggled to reconcile itself with the inescapability of its own mortality. This book explores the themes of immortality and survivalism in contemporary culture, shedding light on the varied and ingenious ways in which humans and human societies aspire to confront and…

    Hardback – 2017-04-24 
    Routledge
    Studies in Death, Materiality and the Origin of Time

  • Social Class and Transnational Human Capital

    How Middle and Upper Class Parents Prepare Their Children for Globalization

    By Jürgen Gerhards, Silke Hans, Sören Carlson

    Due to globalization processes, foreign language skills, knowledge about other countries and intercultural competences have increasingly become important for societies and people’s social positions. Previous research on social inequality, however, has dominantly focused on the reproduction of class…

    Hardback – 2017-04-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Society in Contemporary Laos

    Capitalism, Habitus and Belief

    By Boike Rehbein

    Over the past decade, Laos’ exposure to global capitalism has resulted in extensive economic and social transformations. Precapitalist social structures both persist and are transformed into a particular configuration of classes. This entails increasing social inequality, a widening range of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Sex Guides

    Books and Films about Sexuality for Young Adults

    By Patty Campbell

    The history of the sex guide for adolescents documents the quite unconscious movement of Western culture’s ideas about sex and youth, revealing the heritage of our own sexual beliefs and codes of behaviour. The first section of this book, first published in 1986, traces the development of the sex…

    Hardback – 2017-04-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literature and Sexuality

  • The Erotic Motive in Literature

    By Albert Mordell

    This work, first published in 1919, is an endeavour to apply some of the methods of psychoanalysis to literature. It traces a writer’s books back to the outward and inner events of their life and to reveal of their unconscious. This unconscious is largely identical with the mental love fantasies in…

    Hardback – 2017-04-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literature and Sexuality

  • Performing La Mestiza

    Textual Representations of Lesbians of Color and the Negotiation of Identities

    By Ellen M. Gil-Gomez

    This book, first published in 2000, explores the intersections of race, gender and gay identities in writings by contemporary American lesbians of colour in order to show how this subject is sometimes ignored, sometimes brutalised and is very rarely able to survive on her own terms by constructing…

    Hardback – 2017-04-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literature and Sexuality

  • Double Talk

    The Erotics of Male Literary Collaboration

    By Wayne Koestenbaum

    Sigmund Freud and Josef Breuer on hysteria, J.A. Symonds and Havelock Ellis on sexuality, a novel by Ford Madox Ford and Joseph Conrad, The Waste Land of T.S. Eliot (and Ezra Pound), even the Lyrical Ballads of Wordsworth and Coleridge: men making books together. Wayne Koestenbaum's startling…

    Hardback – 2017-04-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literature and Sexuality

  • Proust, Cole Porter, Michelangelo, Marc Almond and Me

    Writings by Gay Men on Their Lives and Lifestyles from the Archives of the National Lesbian and Gay Survey

    By National Lesbian & Gay Survey

    Drawn from years of archive material, this collection, first published in 1993, portrays the voices and experience of over sixty gay men from all walks of life. Here are presented the difficulties of coming out, but also the diverse nature of gay relationships and the impact of HIV and AIDS.…

    Hardback – 2017-04-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literature and Sexuality

  • Lesbian Voices From Latin America

    By Elena M. Martínez

    In spite of the attention that Latin American women writers have attracted in recent years, a book dedicated exclusively to those writers whose work primarily articulates a lesbian perspective was until now missing. The purpose of this book, first published in 1996, is to bring attention to and…

    Hardback – 2017-04-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literature and Sexuality

  • Sexual Heretics

    Male Homosexuality in English Literature from 1850-1900

    Edited by Brian Reade

    The years between 1850 and 1900 were the vintage years of a discreet homosexual culture in England. In this period, educational, personal and foreign influences all contributed to the establishment of a trend expressed in the works of authors such as John Addington Symonds, Walter Pater, and A.E.…

    Hardback – 2017-04-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literature and Sexuality

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